Daily Mail: ‘I committed the biggest mistake of my life watching this video’: Clueless iPhone 7 owners destroy new handsets after YouTube prank dupes them into DRILLING their own headphone jack

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Will Truman

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  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Well, if that’s the biggest mistake he’s ever made in his life, he’s still way ahead of me in the big scheme of things.Report

  2. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Pranks like this always strike me as being needlessly mean. Most people aren’t going to fall for it but more than a few people will and that it just seems to trick a person into inflicting harm on themselves, a loved one, or a possession. People can be real jerks at times.Report

    • Avatar dhex says:

      if you’re going to take a power drill to a piece of consumer electronics and think it’s going to make stuff better without even the vaguest ability to explain why taking a power drill to a piece of consumer electronics is going to make your stuff better…then, like, the instructions on a box of frozen pizza are a needlessly mean prank.

      this all assumes any of this happened, which i mean…i have trouble believing that. not saying it’s impossible, but i wanna see the stunningly stupid lawsuit against the video producers first. i need to see a press conference where someone says “yes, i am too stupid to be anything but a ward of the state. and not one of the good states. one of the lousy ones.” and preferably several ones, as this could be some jt leroy style long con that plays to everyone’s prejudices and feels a little too good to be true.

      not ever truck stop hooker with a poet’s soul that glitters is gold.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    The prank is getting people to believe people fell for the prank.

    Come on people, Daily Fail clickbait? And you accuse Trump fans of being guilible morons.

    (Better put – You want Trumps?! This is how we get Trumps.)Report

  4. Avatar Damon says:

    A sucker is born every minute of the day. Only through aggressive weeding out can we reduce this scourge. Stuff like this brings shame to all those gullible to fall for it, branding them permanently.

    Well done.Report

  5. Avatar nevermoor says:

    This is why email scammers write misspelled and non-grammatical emails “from” Banque of America.

    These are the folks they want to take for a ride.Report

    • Avatar Troublesome Frog says:

      During the brief period when the Trump University scam was in the news, somebody said something that struck me as very wise: “This is why I don’t believe wild conspiracy theories. Obvious, straightforward scams work just fine. Why bother with anything more complex?”Report